63 episodes

True stories for English speakers learning Spanish. From the makers of Duolingo, the most popular language-learning app, comes a new podcast that delivers fascinating real-life stories in easy-to-understand Spanish with English narration. These are not language lessons; they’re life lessons through language. Hosted by Martina Castro, co-founder of NPR’s Radio Ambulante.

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    • 4.5, 7.8K Ratings

True stories for English speakers learning Spanish. From the makers of Duolingo, the most popular language-learning app, comes a new podcast that delivers fascinating real-life stories in easy-to-understand Spanish with English narration. These are not language lessons; they’re life lessons through language. Hosted by Martina Castro, co-founder of NPR’s Radio Ambulante.

    Los niños de los desaparecidos (The Children of the Disappeared)

    Los niños de los desaparecidos (The Children of the Disappeared)

    As the child of adoptive parents in 1980s Argentina, Tatiana Sfiligoy knew her family situation was unique. But it would be another decade before she uncovered the truth about what happened to her biological parents — including the role her country played in their disappearance.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 26 min
    La vida en los tiempos del coronavirus (Life in the Time of Coronavirus)

    La vida en los tiempos del coronavirus (Life in the Time of Coronavirus)

    Like many others around the world, Spanish speakers on both sides of the Atlantic have responded to the coronavirus pandemic with exceptional acts of courage and kindness. In this special episode, we’ll hear stories of people who have stepped up to serve their communities with creativity, ingenuity, and solidarity. We dedicate this episode to the global community of front line workers who have worked tirelessly to keep others safe.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com

    • 23 min
    Tejiendo un legado (Weaving a Legacy)

    Tejiendo un legado (Weaving a Legacy)

    In El Salvador, waist loom weaving is a revered craft, historically undertaken by women—until Ronald Vega had to take over the job from his sick mother, becoming the first man in his family, and his country, to practice this ancestral technique.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 19 min
    Un cocinero para la gente (A Cook for the People)

    Un cocinero para la gente (A Cook for the People)

    After an impressive career of cooking in some of the world's best restaurants, Marco Quelca decided to dedicate his life to bringing gourmet cooking to lower income communities in his native Bolivia, pioneering a new kind of performance art: high-end street cooking.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 23 min
    Mi abuela la curandera (My Grandmother the Healer)

    Mi abuela la curandera (My Grandmother the Healer)

    As a child, Dr. Linda Valencia was fascinated by her grandmother, a traditional healer in Guatemala. But after choosing a different path and becoming a medical doctor, Linda realized that she could integrate the best parts of her grandmother's practices into modern medicine, in order to transform healthcare across Guatemala.

    A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 23 min
    Un hogar en tierra prohibida (A Home on Forbidden Land)

    Un hogar en tierra prohibida (A Home on Forbidden Land)

    When María Elena Paz moved to a plot of land on the outskirts of Mexico City, she was shocked to find no water, electricity, or roads. She and her neighbors weren't even supposed to live in the ecologically protected zone. But María Elena was ready to move mountains to show her community that the power to improve their living conditions was in their hands.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
7.8K Ratings

7.8K Ratings

Lost scholarship ,

Martina and the podcast is the best!!!

My favorite part of every week is taking a walk and listening to interesting stories! Thanks to Martina and the storytellers for so much hard work!

Norats ,

Agenda?

Sounds like they’re pushing a pro communist agenda while you pleasantly learn Spanish. Isn’t that precious?!

Lucy028 ,

Amazing!

Listening to these helped me so much! Even if you can’t understand all of it, it gets you used to hearing it! Love it!

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